Dealing with Metal Burrs
by Judy Freyer Thompson
Drilling holes can often leave behind sharp burrs. There are a couple ways you can remove them and leave your work smooth and safe.
Instructions
Drill holes can leave sharp edges on the reverse side. Not something you want in your jewelry. One way to remove them is to use a metal file; this works if the metal is hard or you will be doing more fabrication to the piece. What to do if you are finishing up a piece or the metal is soft? Load a pin vise with a size larger drill bit and gently use it like a countersink. Slowly drill from the back side, against the burr. The size larger bit will remove the offending burrs and won't compromise the diameter of the drilled hole.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Dealing with Metal Burrs - , Metalwork, Filing, Finishing, burr
Judy Freyer Thompson's Dealing with Metal Burrs - , Metalwork, Filing, Finishing, burr removal
Judy Freyer Thompson's Dealing with Metal Burrs - , Metalwork, Filing, Finishing, burr removal

Materials

22 Gauge Half Hard Double Clad Rose Gold Filled Sheet - 4 Inches
H6-22DCS4
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1 Inch
  • Price: $36.24
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22 Gauge Half Hard Double Clad Gold Filled Sheet - 4 Inches
H4-22DCS4
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1 Inch
  • Price: $36.24
  • Gold Club Price: $27.18
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Tools

Swivel Head Pin Vise
G5-1
  • G5-1
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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Deluxe V-Slot Bench Pin with Clamp
BPN-105.00
  • BPN-105.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.97
  • Gold Club Price: $5.98
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Diamond Coated 3/32 Drill Bits - Set of 6
G26-55
  • G26-55
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $38.97
  • Gold Club Price: $29.23
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20 pc. 61-80 Small Gauge Drill Bits
G26-60
  • G26-60
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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  • Category: Metalwork
  • Technique(s): Filing / Finishing